Definition of speedometer in English:



  • An instrument on a vehicle's dashboard indicating its speed.

    • ‘On long journeys, a constant eye needs to be kept on the speedometer as it is too easy to exceed the speed limit.’
    • ‘The vehicles have digital speedometers, are petrol-driven and can travel up to 45 mph.’
    • ‘The researchers also measured how often each driver checked his or her side and rear mirrors and the speedometer on the dashboard.’
    • ‘A quick glance at her speedometer told her she exceeded the speed limit by at least fifteen miles per hour, but she didn't care.’
    • ‘Although we may know where we want to go, without a speedometer and a speed limit it's hard to know if we could move faster or slow down.’
    • ‘In the dashboard, the glass is broken, and the speedometer doesn't even have a needle.’
    • ‘Mounting the vehicle, he found a note on the speedometer.’
    • ‘It felt as if he was crawling although the speedometer showed seventy miles an hour.’
    • ‘One quick check of the speedometer told me I was driving slow again.’
    • ‘I clenched my fingers on the steering wheel, the speedometer swung towards 85 mph as I raced home.’
    • ‘Cars with faulty speedometers and horns that don't work will fail the national car test under strict guidelines introduced this year.’
    • ‘It also has the standard speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauges.’
    • ‘Once the speedometer shows that the vehicle has dropped 4 mph below the initial speed, the accelerator is pushed to bring the vehicle back up to the initial speed.’
    • ‘Cameras move attention away from hazards to speedometers.’
    • ‘Is any allowance made for less than accurate speedometers?’
    • ‘Joanna looked down at her speedometer and immediately took her foot off of the accelerator.’
    • ‘A huge dashboard spreads out in front of you, with a speedometer and revcounter mounted in the middle, not in front of the driver.’
    • ‘Ann took one look at the speedometer and almost choked.’
    • ‘They also point out speedometers in cars are not calibrated and can be up to 5% - 10% inaccurate.’
    • ‘I took a glance at the speedometer: eighty miles per hour and still increasing.’
    milometer, odometer, counter
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